Afghan Taliban launch spring offensive as U.S. reviews strategy

0SHARESShare The Taliban says its annual spring offensive will be a mix of conventional, guerrilla and suicide attacks on Afghan and foreign forces, underlining the challenges facing the U.S. administration as it weighs its options in Afghanistan. Dubbed Operation Mansouri, after former leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansour who was killed last year in a U.S. drone strike, the spring offensive announcement ...

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Malaysia PM warns uneven growth could fuel extremism, instability in SE Asia

0SHARESShare By Karen Lema and Neil Jerome Morales | MANILA Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday warned that Southeast Asian countries needed to ensure their economic growth was inclusive, or risk marginalized populations turning to violent extremism or even overturning political systems. Speaking at an event for entrepreneurs during the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in ...

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Arkansas moves forward with 4th lethal injection in 8 days

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Kenneth Williams. Williams’ scheduled execution on April 27, 2017 won’t move forward, according to a spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Rutledge said the state will not appeal a federal judge’s order staying the execution. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP) VARNER, Ark. (AP) ...

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Arkansas executes killer for 4th lethal injection in 8 days

0SHARESShare FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Kenneth Williams. Arkansas wrapped up an aggressive execution schedule Thursday, April 27, 2017, putting to death its fourth inmate in eight days. Williams, 38, received a lethal injection Thursday night at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner for the death of a former ...

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The Latest: Inmate lurches 20 times during execution

0SHARESShare This March 25, 2017, photo shows a sign for the Department of Correction’s Cummins Unit prison in Varner, Ark. Eight prisoners have been scheduled to die at the prison in April as Arkansas rushes to use an execution drug that expires at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel) VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas’ ...

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Next battleground: An aging Great Lakes pipeline stirs new protest

0SHARESShare FILE PHOTO: Swans paddle near the Mackinac Bridge, spanning the Straits of Mackinac which connect two of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, in Mackinaw, Michigan, U.S. in June 2006. Tim Burke/Michigan Department of Transportation/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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